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OCCC Foundation announces available scholarship

OCCC Foundation announces available scholarship

The Oregon Coast Community College (OCCC) Foundation manages a wide range of scholarship funds available to OCCC students. The scholarship application deadline for spring term is March 1, with classes scheduled to begin April. 2.

Scholarships are currently available from the following organizations: Business and Professional Women Association, $1,000; Marc Goldberg Entrepreneurial Scholarship, $750; Newport Masonic Lodge No. 85, $500; OSU Federal Credit Union GED and Beyond, $200; PEO Chapter CE, $500 per year; Renegade Nurse, $1,500; Mark Watts Memorial for EMT training, inquire as to funding amount; and Kennys IGA-Altrusa International of Yaquina Bay GED Testing Fee (there is no deadline for this scholarship).

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AIMC), offers three full-time professional courses, namely PG Diploma

MEDIA AVENUES
Apeejay Institute of Mass Communication (AIMC), offers three full-time professional courses, namely: PG Diploma in Television and Radio Production; PG Diploma in Communication, and; MA in Journalism and Mass Communication (in affiliation with a UGC recognised university).The institute, located in Dwarka, boasts of a high-end TV studio, latest video editing units and digital cameras, PTI News wire services, and an industry-experienced permanent faculty,

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Sanjay Purohit of Infosys Delivers Lecture on Dynamic Strategy at IIM Kozhikode

Starting with a brief history about Infosys over the years, Mr. Purohit noted how important decisions were based on corporate strategies and long term development themes. He enlisted the various factors on which the corporate strategy for the organization was based on. He remarked that strategies evolve as we travel through time; because the environment is fluid we have to constantly think on the move. Talking more on the business model of Infosys, he opined that there are enormous opportunities for the company and that a lot still needs to be done. As an example, he mentioned the point about creating a more global workforce; despite Infosys having employees of over 72 nationalities, Indians make more than 95% of it.

Strategies should increase profitability, growth prospects, as well as be sustainable and predictable. These are the principles guiding the corporate strategy of Infosys, said Mr. Sanjay Purohit. Stressing on the importance of flexibility in tuning the strategies, he remarked, “It is like the capability to change the engine mid-flight over the Atlantic.” Painting a picture of the evolution of the IT / ITES landscape, he said that the industry has evolved from providing programming services and project implementation to business engineering services and business strategy providers in recent years. The next step for Infosys is to anticipate the customer’s problems and provide necessary solutions which requires a strong sense of the fast changing environment.

He also elaborated on the ‘brand positioning’ and ‘brand image building’ strategies of Infosys. Today, Infosys is viewed as a high quality and low cost service provider, which the organization leaders want to change as a ‘complete partner for business transformation’. He also quoted numerous instances of how Infosys provided better value to customers by innovative and cost advantageous solutions. He also cited examples where the company took certain decisions consciously, and which were not merely a product of coincidence and ignorance.

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Private equity lures B-schools

Venture capital (VC) and private equity (PE) firms appear to have caught the fancy of business schools this year. Be it for creating awareness among aspiring entrepreneurs to raise funds, or merely understaning the operations of a VC/PE firm, management institutes have increasingly begun interacting with the industry.

While some have announced setting up of a PE club for aspiring entrepreneurs, others are planning courses, special lectures and seminars to create awareness about the booming sector.

Students of the Post Graduate Programme for Executives (PGPX) at Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIM-A), will go through a course on PE in their last term between December and February.

The course, spanning 10 sessions, will be taken up by Arun Duggal, vice-chairman of International Asset Reconstruction Company.

Arvind Sahay, chairperson, PGPX, IIM-A, said: “Apart from number of venture capital and private equity fund companies queueing up during placements, the subject has also gathered interest in the wake of students opting for entrepreneurship.”

IIM Lucknow’s (IIM-L) Alumni Association, will organe India Private Equity Forum on September 19 at Mumbai. “This is for the first time that the institute has initiated such a forum. The forum will witness industry experts talk about VC/PE funds to alumni and aspiring entrepreneurs. If successful, we intend to continue conducting such forums in future,” said a member of Alumni Committe (Alcom) at IIM-L.

The Finance Club, a student run body at the Indian School of Business (ISB), is all set to come up with a Private Equity Conference on September 6. A unique PE event , it aims to provide the students an opportunity to gain greater understanding of the PE activities in India.

B-schools are also putting in effort to train students in raising funds. K J Somaiya Institute of Management Studies, which has been witnessing close to 10 per cent of students opting for entrepreneurship, has an e-cell which organises PE meets, workshops, VC colloquium, entrepreneurs meets (including some by the alumni), and guest lectures.

“The outside groups of VCs and PE managers and entrepreneurs have wholehearted and willingly supported the cause and in fact have become mentors to the new students. Students have the spirit of entrepreneurship, but they need the funding, mentoring and handholding for some time. The focus on PE/VC funds is important to give the necessary practical shape to the dreams and business plans,” says Suresh Ghai, director of K J Somaiya Institute of Management Studies.

Private equity and venture fund clubs function as the interface between students and financial institutions and regulatory bodies by organising various events.

Finance clubs across B-schools bring private equity players and industry leaders to the campus with an aim of lending a platform to students and faculty to interact and discuss the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead in the field of private equity and venture funds.

Recently, PGP students of IIM-A set up a Private Equity and Venture Capital club to help students get hands-on experience by involving PE/VC players from India and abroad.

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DCE pupils launched an e-magazine to promote and support student research by helping the strugglers connect

DCE pupils launched an e-magazine to promote and support student research by helping the strugglers connect

DCE e-magazine
Delhi College of Engineering pupils launched an e-magazine to promote and support student research by helping the strugglers connect. The magazine resources provide address vocabulary and background knowledge.

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CET of GGSIPU for the 2007-08 academic session woukf commence from May 7

Dates For Cet Announced
The Common Entrance Test (CET) of Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University (GGSIPU) for the 2007-08 academic session woukf commence from May 7. The University would conduct 20 CETs this year, for making admission to its 35 programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate level. The CET-2007 will be spread over duration of two weeks, with the first exarh starting on May 7 for BSc (honours) nursing and the $ last one on May 20 for B Tech and M Tech (dual degree) biotechnology. Over 1.25 lakh applicants are likely to compete for around 11,500 seats, offered by GGSIPU, through CET-2007. For the first time the CET for four programmes MBA, MBBS, B Tech and MCA will be held in eight cities including Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chandigarh, Jaipur, Kolkata, Lucknow and Bhopal. Earlier, only the CET of MBBS programme was conducted outside Delhi. For rest of the courses, the CET will be held only in Delhi.

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UH Manoa Educational Technology professors win teacher quality enhancement grant

Professors Curtis Ho and Catherine Fulford of the University of Hawaii at Manoa Educational Technology Department received a three-year, $3 million U.S. Department of Education Teacher Quality Enhancement Recruitment Grant as part of the technology departments Learning Enhancement through Innovation (LEI) Alohas Connections to Teaching Careers.

The focus of the project is to produce more secondary teachers who are able to meet the challenges of Hawaiis diverse, under-resourced classrooms by creating an educational continuum to recruit, prepare, and retain teachers in high-need subject areas and schools. The priority is to get more teachers in math and science with emphasis on neighbor island and mainland recruits, Ho said.

Teacher recruitment activities will include: video commercials, scholarships, a new Prospective Teaching Academy for graduates of secondary school Teacher Cadet Programs and college majors in math and science, and remedial math support for educational assistants. Programming will be delivered online.

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All-rounder scoops memorial scholarship

All-rounder scoops memorial scholarship

Ella Watt is looking forward to a bright 2007 thanks to one of the most cherished members of her school community.

The Freemans Bay resident will start university without financial pressure after being awarded the Louise Gardner centennial scholarship.

The $15,000 grant is in memory of the former Auckland Girls Grammar principal, teacher and student who died in May aged 90.

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98% attendance on CET Day 2

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Times of India

Date
2005-05-18

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On Day Two of the Common Entrance Test (CET),which was attended by 87,020 students, a case of impersonation was reported from Bangalore. The day registered 98 per cent attendance for both physics and chemistry papers, which underlined the current trend – majority of the candidates opting for engineering courses.

One Shobha, daughter of K.S. Murari from Bijapur, landed in Reva Institute of Technology instead of the original candidate, Pratibha, in whose name the hall ticket was issued. The invigilators and the squad members got suspicious and booked her for malpractice. We have seized her admission ticket, question paper and OMR sheet. However, the original candidate never turned up. The local police has taken up the case and Shobha is being interrogated, CET special officer D.N. Nayak told The Times of India.

Rumours about the chemistry paper leak on Wednesday turned out to be hoax. On Tuesday too, some students in Kolar got a maths question paper, but when the deputy commissioner verified it with the original, the papers did not match,

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The Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore inaugurated the 2008 edition of ‘LCube’, an annual industry-academia interface event, today at its campus. The three day residential program, organized by the students of the Post Graduate in Software Enterprise Management (PGSEM), focuses on the central theme of ‘Leadership from within’. The program aims to inculcate modern day leadership skills that are more experiential and exploratory in nature among participants.

Harsh Manglik, Managing Director and Chairman of Accenture India inaugurated the conference and delivered the key note address. The inauguration was followed by inspiring workshops comprising of simulations, games, theatre and role-plays on ‘Experiential Leadership’ organized by the renowned leadership consultant Raghu Ananthanarayan. A number of other activities have been planned for the next two days as part of this residential program. A corporate quiz on leadership will be organized on May 31st in association with Karnataka Quizzing Association. The quiz will be hosted by renowned quiz master Prof. Rajeev Gowda and will be open to corporate participant teams.

The event will conclude on June 1, 2008 with a key note from Mr Som Mittal – NASSCOM President on ‘Indian IT Companies at crossroads – looking for next winning strategy’ and a panel discussion on ‘DNA for the next generation of IT leaders’. The panel for the discussion comprises of eminent leaders in the IT industry such as Som Mittal – NASSCOM President; Kush Desai – MD, SAP Labs India; Subhash Menon – Founder and Chairman, Subex Systems; Sudip Banerjee – President Enterprise Solutions, Wipro Technologies; Vijay Anand – Vice President, Server Technologies, Oracle India, Mrs Uma Balakrishnan, CEO Axcend Automation Systems and Prof. J Ramachandran, IIM Bangalore.

Source : indiaprwire.com

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Srcc Colloquium Of Shri Ram College of Commerce, DU,

Srcc Colloquium Of Shri Ram College of Commerce, DU,

Srcc Colloquium
Shri Ram College of Commerce, DU, is organising its annual national colloquium on December 19 at the India Habitat Centre. The theme of this year’s event is ‘Indian economy the way ahead’. Rahul Bajaj, chairman, Bajaj Auto Limited, will deliver the keynote address.

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JK group building campus in Gurgaon

JK group of companies is setting up a Rs.45-crore business school in Gurgaon. The management institutions will initially conduct MBA/PGDBM programmes and later adds specialised courses such as in Marketing, Finance, Information Technology, Human Resources, and International Business. It also plans to start one to six-month courses in areas like Logistics and Supply Chain, Marketing of Financial Services, Rural Marketing, Mall Management, Distribution & Sales, Brand Management, and Rural Marketing. Campus facilities would include hostels for about 1,000 men and women students.

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Students Win Foursquare Scholarship

It was all joy recently, when Foursquare Gospel Church, Akowonjo chapter, took time off its spiritual schedule to perform a corporate social responsibility. At the grand finale of annual revival tagged REST programme, held at the church auditorium, no fewer than five students smiled home with N20,000, in scholarship grants. REST programme means Restoration and Enlargement through Supernatural Touch.’

For the beneficiaries of the grant, the first of what is to be a yearly event, it was a great relief. They were all undergraduate students of various universities, who won the scholarship after passing through screening exercises and series of interviews conducted by the church authorities.

The five lucky winners were Oluwaseun Ijaola, a 200 level student of Chemical Engineering at the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomos Rufus Oladapo, 100 hundred level student of Mathematics of the same institution and Faith Aigbedion, a 200 level Banking and Finance student of the University of Benin.

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Womens literacy rate mere 39 per cent

Source
THE TRIBUNE

Date
2005-06-29

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INDIA has the largest population of non-school going working girls. The Constitution guarantees free primary education for both boys and girls up to the age of 14. This goal has been repeatedly reiterated, but primary education is not universal.

Overall, the literacy rate for women is 39 per cent against 64 per cent for men.

Attendance rates from the 1981 census suggest that no more than one-third of all girls aged 5-14 attend school. Although substantial progress has been achieved since India gained independence in 1947 when less than 8 per cent of females were literate, the gains have however not been rapid enough to keep pace with the population growth.

The cause for the sad situation is the view of the parents that education of girls brings no returns to parents. However, in urban India the view is changing as more and more families are taking up family planning and treating their daughters no less than their sons. But rural India which constitutes around 70 per cent of the population, is still orthodox in its their approach.

The irony is that in spite of the fact that women contribute much to society, they work longer hours and their work is more arduous than mens. Yet men report that women, like children, eat and do nothing.

Many maintain that womens economic dependence on men impacts their power within the family. With increased participation in income-earning activities, not only will there be more income for the family, but gender inequality would be reduced. This issue is particularly salient in India because studies show a very low level of female participation in the labour force.

This under-reporting is attributed to the frequently held view that womens work is not economically productive. But sadly if all activities-including maintenance of kitchen gardens and poultry, grinding foodgrains, collecting water and firewood,etc are taken into account, 88 per cent of rural housewives and 66 per cent of urban housewives can be considered as economically productive.

Thats not all in recent years. There has been an alarming rise in atrocities against women in India. Every 26 minutes a woman is molested; every 34 minutes a rape takes place; every 42 minutes a sexual harassment incident occurs; every 43 minutes a woman is kidnapped and every 93 minutes a woman is burnt to death over dowry.

One-quarter of the reported rapes involve girls under the age of 16, but the vast majority are not reported. Although the penalty is severe, convictions are rare.

An overview of the situation shows that there remains lot to be desired in the field of women empowerment. The irony is that in spite of 2001 being the Year of Women Empowerment, the Women Bill which was introduced in Parliament in 1998 and seeks to reserve a certain percentage of seats in Parliament, still waits to see the light of dawn. Can we still call ourselves progressive? ANI

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Knowledge panel seeks four-fold increase in number of universities

Knowledge panel seeks four-fold increase in number of universities

Increasing universities from 350 to 1,500 is crucial if India is to sustain its growth. The National Knowledge Commission has written to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh calling for a systematic overhaul of the Indian higher education so that we can educate much larger numbers without diluting academic standards.

The NKC is not merely suggesting an expansion of the university system. It is also advocating smaller-sized universities. This will allow for better governance and ensure higher academic standards as well. Some of our universities are much too large, for ensuring academic standards and providing good governance. We need to create more appropriately scaled and more nimble universities.

More : economictimes.indiatimes.com

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Memorial Scholarship to Honor Devoted Basketball Player

Memorial Scholarship to Honor Devoted Basketball Player

A scholarship in honor of a man who lived for the game of basketball will help a Henry Clay High School student attend college.

Despite a heart condition, friends and family say Ethan Jenkins played basketball his entire life.

After hearing about his physical ailment he still continued on, still played basketball, still engaged and enjoyed his life, said Trisha Clement a high school friend and organizer of the Ethan Jenkins Memorial Scholarship Fund.

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Scores of pupils in Japan have taken their own lives because of bullying and an exam scandal

Scores of pupils in Japan have taken their own lives because of bullying and an exam scandal

SUICIDES INCREASING
Four heads and scores of pupils in Japan have taken their own lives because of bullying and an exam scandal, in which schools were found to be ditching compul-, sory exams in order to cram for exams. Following this 40 schools have been placed on suicide watchand others are on high alert. The Japanese education ministry had apparently also received an anonymous mail threatening suicide if the bullying did i not stop.The resultant mass hysteria has witnessed an increase in child suicides.

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IIM Lucknow Launches National Business Plan Competition Nirvaan 2007

IIM Lucknow Launches National Business Plan Competition Nirvaan 2007

Abhiyan, the entrepreneurship cell of IIM Lucknow, announces the launch of Nirvaan, the National Business Plan Competition. This event is held year after year for five years now with great success. Nirvaan, the Annual Entrepreneurship Event, is an initiative guided towards fostering the spirit of entrepreneurship among the younger generation of India.

Nirvaan goes beyond the B-Plans by offering incubation facility to the winners, which makes it unique. Nirvaan has also become the forum for the participants to interact closely with Indias top entrepreneurs, to showcase their business ideas and to get a feedback. The talks and interactive sessions by entrepreneurs also help the participants to understand the entrepreneurial experiences.

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AIPMT may follow the new IIT-JEE format

CBSE may soon follow the IIT-JEE tests eligibility criteria in its AIPMT test by raising the minimum marks. Sources said that candidates who are appearing for the All India Pre-Medical Test (AIPMT) may soon have at least 60 percent marks in their class XII exam as the eligibility criteria.

Currently the CBSE follows the 50 percent minimum marks for the AIPMT. With the increase in the percentage the non-serious students would be discouraged to take this examination.

In a recent study, CBSE found that out of 2.3 lakh students this year, only 3,308 made into the merit list and only 40 candidates had less than 60 percent marks in class XII. If the board and the Medical Council of India cleared this proposal, then the new criteria will finally get implemented after the final approval from the Union HRD Ministry.

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Educators, Biz Leaders Push Better Science Education

Educators, Biz Leaders Push Better Science Education

The U.S. needs to use tax money to give college scholarships, and to provide more interesting math and science classes in high schools, to avoid losing its leadership position in the technology industry, a group of educators and business leaders said Thursday.

The U.S. needs to use tax money to give college scholarships, and to provide more interesting math and science classes in high schools, to avoid losing its leadership position in the technology industry, a group of educators and business leaders said Thursday.

Witnesses at a congressional hearing on competitiveness in math and science offered a number of recommendations to lawmakers, including full scholarships for high-achieving math, science and engineering students. The U.S. needs to respond now just as it did in the late 1950s, when Congress passed a broad-ranging education initiative after the Soviet Union launched the first space satellite, said Thomas Magnanti, dean of the School of Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Technology groups, including TechNet and the Semiconductor Industry Association, have made education reform a top legislative priority this year. In April, Microsoft Corp. Chairman Bill Gates blamed the U.S. kindergarten through 12th-grade education system for the lagging number of math and science students in U.S. colleges. India and China each graduate three times the number of engineering students per year than the U.S. does, Magnanti said.

During Thursdays hearing, Magnanti called for Congress to approve government-supported graduate fellowships for students in math, science and engineering, while Norm Augustine, retired chairman and chief executive officer of Lockheed Martin Corp., asked for full college scholarships to top students in those areas.

Without a renewed national emphasis on math and science, the U.S. economy will suffer as countries such as India and China take high-paying science and technology jobs away from the U.S., witnesses at the House Subcommittee on 21st Century Competitiveness said. I believe this is our wake-up call — our Sputnik moment, said Nancy Songer, professor of science education and learning technologies at the University of Michigan.

Despite the calls for government-funded scholarships, subcommittee Chairman Howard Buck McKeon said math and science students dont lack incentives. An average starting salary for an engineer in the U.S. is about US$50,000, which is 66 percent higher than the starting salary for a liberal arts major and 43 percent higher than the starting salary of a business administration major.

Clearly, there are already ample incentives to attain degrees in math, science and engineering, said McKeon, a California Republican.

Instead, McKeon called a lack of math and science students a pipeline issue, where students in grade school and high school fall away from interest in those subjects. Close to half of all school math teachers didnt major or minor in math in college, and only half of the students who begin college intending to pursue math or science degrees graduate with a degree in those areas within six years, he said. Colleges need to do a better job of retaining math and science students, while high schools need to hire more teachers with main interests in science or math, he added.

McKeon also questioned the style of teaching done at universities, saying that the method of instruction at most colleges hasnt changed in 40 years. Magnanti disagreed, saying colleges are beginning to focus on more hands-on education such as engineering contests to build the best device.

Magnanti and Augustine both called for a number of changes in K-12 education. Magnanti advocated an engineering curriculum that would bring the thrill of teamwork and technology to life in math and science classes. More top universities should connect with K-12 schools and offer their students classes, he also said.

Augustine called for K-12 schools to allow experts in subjects to teach without going through lengthy teacher accreditations. He also supported a longer school year and merit pay for teachers, which has been opposed by the teachers union, the National Education Association.

McKeon noted that technology and investments other countries made during the 1990s have allowed countries like China and India to compete with the U.S. in industries such as technology. Today, anyone with a computer and access to the Internet can compete for business with anyone else around the world, he said. We put out this money, we built the Net, we built the World Wide Web, he said of the U.S. And all they need is a computer to compete.

Representative Ron Kind, a Wisconsin Democrat, said its not enough for the subcommittee to just hear ideas about improving math and science education. The subcommittee should act on witness recommendations, he said. Its frustrating, because just saying its a Sputnik moment doesnt make it so, he said.

In the 1950s and 60s, parents told children to eat everything on their plates because children in Asia were starving. Now the message from parents should be, make sure you study very hard, because there are kids in China and India who want your job, he said.

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